Louis J. Melkowits, Sr.
Loving Father & Grandfather
Louis J. Melkowits, Sr. 78, of Springfield, NJ, passed peacefully on June 12, 2016. Born in East Orange, raised in Newark and Union before moving to Springfield in 1964. He was involved with the Boy Scouts and St. James Little League Baseball, both in Springfield, many years ago. Louis was a 4th Degree Knight Color Corp and a member of the Springfield Knights of Columbus, Msgr. Francis X. Coyle, Council #5560, Springfield, NJ. Louis worked for Captive Plastics in Piscataway for over 20 years, retiring in 2001.
Louis is pre-deceased by his wife of 45 years, Joan A. Melkowits, (nee Sherk). He is survived by his 5 children, Louis Jr. & Dawn Melkowits, James & Jackie Melkowits, Joseph & Valerie Melkowits, Linda & John Sommer and Joan & Stephen Smith, 14 grandchildren, Louis, III, Michelle, Stacey, Heather, Cassie, Ashley, Jenna, Jeffrey, Megan, Emily, Angela, Joseph, Jr., Gina & Nicole, sister Maryann Kroeger and brother John Melkowits, pre-deceased by 2 brothers Walter Jr. and Richard.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 9:30 am at St. James the Apostle Church, Springfield. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Visiting hours, Friday, 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the Bradley Smith & Smith Funeral Home, 415 Morris Ave., Springfield. In lieu of flowers, donations in Louis’ name may be made to: The Springfield Knights of Columbus #5560 Charity Fund, P.O. Box 251, Springfield, NJ 07081.